RHOA - Porsha Williams Hit With Lawsuit Over Alleged Daycare Loan Debt (2024)

RHOA - Porsha Williams Hit With Lawsuit Over Alleged Daycare Loan Debt (1)

Thanks to font @moncher who posted that Porsha owned the Childfirst Day Care in another thread. I decided to research to see whether Porsha still owned the business and literally stumbled upon this newly filed lawsuit.

Apex Bank filed a lawsuit against Porsha and Childfirst 24 Hour Childcare on October 28, 2015 in Dekalb County Georgia Superior Court for allegedly defaulting on a loan. It appears her mother, Diane T. Williams, is tied up in this lawsuit, since she is the current, CEO, CFO, and Secretary of the corporation.

Case: 15CV11056 (OPEN) APEX BANK VS CHILDFIRST 24 HOUR (TSD)
Filing Date/Type: 28-Oct-2015 Superior General Civil
Judge/Court: COURTNEY L JOHNSON SUPERIOR COURT
Secondary: Contracts
Tertiary:
Related Cases:
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APEX BANK Plaintiff
BANK OF CAMDEN Formerly Known As
SNEED, PATRICK M Attorney
SNEED, PATRICK M Attorney
CHILDFIRST 24 HOUR CHILDCACase: 15CV11056 (OPEN) APEX BANK VS CHILDFIRST 24 HOUR (TSD)
Filing Date/Type: 28-Oct-2015 Superior General Civil
Judge/Court: COURTNEY L JOHNSON SUPERIOR COURT
Secondary: Contracts
Tertiary:
Related Cases:
No Related Cases

CHILDFIRST 24 HOUR CHILDCARE PRIVATE PRE SCHOOL INC Defendant
CHILDFIRST 24 HOUR CHILDCARE INC Also Known As
WILLIAMS, PORSHA Defendant

http://ojs.dekalbcountyga.gov/Pages/Search/CivilCaseSearch.aspx#&&d=15CV11056

In addition to this lawsuit, the Childcare center and Porsha's mother appear to be defendants in garnishment cases. There are a number of cases for garnishment and dispossessory actions that settled.

Finally, in September 2009, a 3-month old baby tragically died at the daycare center. The center was not held liable. I don't know how involved Porsha was in the day to day operations at that time, but I believe she was still listed as the owner. Here's the article from the AJC...

Lawsuit: Baby died after being left alone at day care

3:39 p.m. June 23 by Alexis Stevens / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A 3-month-old boy who died in a DeKalb County child care center in 2009 had been left alone while staff members went to lunch, according to a lawsuit filed this week in state court. But the center denies any wrongdoing in the boy's death.

The boy, Darryl Love II, died on Sept. 15, 2009, the first day he attended Childfirst 24 Hour Childcare on Columbia Drive, an attorney for the baby's parents told the AJC.
DeKalb County police and Bright from the Start, the state agency which regulates child care facilities, investigated the baby's death, but no charges were ever filed. At a state hearing, the center was vindicated and has remained open.

According to the lawsuit filed in DeKalb County State Court on Monday -- the same day a 2-year-old girl died after she was left inside a van outside a Clayton County day care -- baby Darryl was left "unattended and unsupervised for an extended period of time."
"When Defendant’s employee returned from her lunch break, she went to check on Darryl Love II and found him blue and unresponsive," the lawsuit states. "After Darryl Love II was found unresponsive, Defendant’s employees negligently responded to the emergency and negligently failed to immediately call 911 and render appropriate aid."
Darryl was transported to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, but did not survive, according to the DeKalb County police incident report.

An autopsy was inconclusive in identifying the exact cause of death beyond asphyxiation, Kelly Christian, lawyer for the baby's parents, told the AJC. The newborn could have suffered from SIDS, Christian said. The suit, which does not seek a specific amount in damages, also contends that Childfirst did not have a plan in place for emergencies.
An attorney for the child care center told the AJC the baby's death was a tragedy that could not have been prevented.

"The findings show that at no time was Darryl Love left unattended nor the room under-staffed," attorney John A. Nuckolls Jr. said in a statement. "Furthermore, the findings show that a written emergency plan was in place and that there was no delay in contacting 911."

Online records show state officials have visited Childfirst seven times since April 2010. On April 29, 2010, the center was cited for not having adequate staffing. In May, the center was cited for having incomplete records on the children attending.

http://m.ajc.com/news/news/local/lawsuit-baby-died-after-being-left-alone-at-day-ca/nQwfp/

UPDATE: According to the court records, Porsha was the owner of the daycare at the time of the baby's death. She was served with the lawsuit as the company's registered agent. The suit was filed 6/21/11, 2 years after the baby's tragic death. The case went to trial and was conducted as a non-jury trial (bench trial). On 12/11/11, the parents won a compensatory judgment of $5.1M. I'm guessing the daycare's insurance company paid the award. However I do see where the plaintiff was granted a FIFA which allows the defendant's assets to be sold to satisfy the judgment.

RHOA - Porsha Williams Hit With Lawsuit Over Alleged Daycare Loan Debt (2024)
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